Zooplankton

Zooplankton are a diverse group of tiny animals that float freely in the water column. They include copepods, euphausiids (krill), cnidarians and ctenophores (jellies), amphipods, larval stages of benthic invertebrates such as crabs and oysters, larval fish, and more. Zooplankton play a critical role in the marine food web as important prey for juvenile salmon and small forage fish.

This Vital Sign tells us about the abundance and distribution of zooplankton populations in Puget Sound.

VITAL SIGN INDICATOR INDICATOR PROGRESS TARGET STATUS
VITAL SIGN INDICATOR INDICATOR PROGRESS TARGET STATUS

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